Strong winds and wintry weather for Northern Plains, Upper Midwest

A powerful storm system is forecast to develop in southern Canada on Saturday then track toward the Great Lakes by Sunday. Strong winds and wintry precipitation from this storm will impact the northern Plains and Upper Midwest beginning Saturday. Numerous High Wind Warnings, Wind Advisories even Blizzard Watches are in effect across this region.
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Last Update: 358 AM EST SAT FEB 6 2016

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Taunton, MA Local Forecast Office

23NM ESE Portsmouth RI

Marine Zone Forecast


Synopsis: HIGH PRES WILL BUILD OVER THE WATERS THIS WEEKEND. SEVERAL AREAS OF LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE OVER THE WATERS MONDAY AND AGAIN ON TUESDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL FOLLOW BY MID TO LATE NEXT WEEK.

FOR INFORMATION ON POSSIBLE HAZARDOUS WEATHER BEYOND THE 24-36 HOUR FORECAST PERIOD...PLEASE VISIT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/BOSTON AND FOLLOW THE CURRENT HAZARDS LINK ABOVE THE MAP ON THE LEFT.

Today
W winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming SW this afternoon. Seas around 2 ft.
Tonight
SW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming W 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Sun
W winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming N in the afternoon. Seas around 2 ft.
Sun Night
NE winds 10 to 15 kt...increasing to 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 35 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
Mon
NE winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Rain and snow likely. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Mon Night
NE winds 15 to 20 kt...diminishing to 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Snow and rain likely. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Tue
NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Rain and snow likely. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Tue Night
N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of snow and rain. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Wed
NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of rain and snow showers. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Wed Night
W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of snow and rain showers. Vsby 1 to 3 nm. seas are reported as significant wave height...which is the average of the highest third of the waves. individual wave heights may be more than twice the significant wave height.

SEAS ARE REPORTED AS SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT...WHICH IS THE AVERAGE OF THE HIGHEST THIRD OF THE WAVES. INDIVIDUAL WAVE HEIGHTS MAY BE MORE THAN TWICE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT.
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Last Update: 358 AM EST SAT FEB 6 2016
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